Collins Street Cafe / First Love Coffee

Description The flagship store for speciality roaster First Love is a showcase for its coffee beans as well as a stand-up coffee bar offering takeaway breakfast, lunch and pastries. The brand’s focus on provenance and sustainability is exemplified through natural materials such as cork, copper, marble, terracotta and rose gum. The colours of the materials […]

Nunawading Cafe / Manta Ray Coffee Roasters / We are Humble

Tucked away in a former mechanics workshop in Nunawading is the new Manta Ray Coffee Roastery and café by Vincent Gao. The design juxtaposes industrial minimalism with hand-crafted artisanal elements. Vincent wanted to create a space that would give subtle nods to very traditional Chinese design elements without appearing thematic or referential. As you enter […]

Southbank Cafe / Cafe Gadot / Aktis Architects

Southbank Cafe – A Masterpiece of Industrial Elegance Southbank Cafe, known as Cafe Gadot, nestled in the vibrant heart of Southbank, Melbourne, is a true testament to the innovative interior design brilliance of Aktis Architects. Led by the accomplished architects Bruce Katsipidis and Elaheh Mohamed, this extraordinary establishment has been beautifully captured through the lenses […]

Japanese Cafe Melbourne / Cibi

A Japanese cafe Melbourne with an industrial vibe and joyful heart Since opening the doors to their lifestyle concept store and cafe in Melbourne’s Collingwood almost 15 years ago, owners Meg and Zenta Tanaka have established CIBI as a much loved neighbourhood staple for Japanese inspired food and homewares. With spaces in both Melbourne and […]

Japanese Cafe Melbourne cbd / Hikari

Light, bright minimalism for a Japanese cafe Melbourne CBD It may be sandwiched on one of the busiest stretches of the Melbourne CBD, but stepping into the light-filled space of Hikari on Swanston Street is an instant reprieve from the hustle and bustle. The name Hikari comes from the Japanese word for ‘light’, which is […]

Queen Victoria Market / Market Lane Coffee Melbourne

Market Lane Coffee designed by Sarah Trotter and her design team at Hearth Studio at Queen Victoria Market is a true gem, featuring a refined timber counter set within a heritage shopfront setting. This unique blend of modern design and historical charm creates an inviting atmosphere for patrons to savor their coffee amidst a visually […]

Best Cafe in Chadstone Shopping Centre

The best cafe in Chadstone Shopping Centre offers an array of cafe options to suit every taste and preference. With a diverse selection of culinary delights and coffee offerings, this cafe destination provides a welcoming and convenient space for shoppers to refuel and recharge amidst their retail adventures. Photography by Andrew Chung For further Oceania […]

Best Cafes Melbourne CBD / Lune Croissanterie

One of the best cafes Melbourne CBD is a Brutalist temple to the perfect croissant Lune’s legendary croissants have long been a weekend staple for Melbournians, the original Fitzroy bakery pulling its lengthiest queues every Saturday and Sunday. But now, founder Kate Reid’s internationally renowned, French-style pastries are part of many a workday routine, too, […]

Best Laneway Cafes Melbourne / Maker Coffee

Among the best laneway cafes in Melbourne, Maker Coffee stands out with its captivating laneway activation and finely detailed counter and wall signage. The cafe’s design transforms an urban alley into a bustling coffee haven, offering patrons a delightful space to savor their brews amidst the artistic and intricate elements that adorn the surroundings. Photography […]